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Winehouse, Cee Lo Duet, Metallica Tour + More

  • Metallica look likely hit the road for a “Big Four” U.S. tour with thrash kings Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The band posted an image, titled “Coming Soon,” on their website of an American flag with the words “The Big 4,” suggesting the bands will bring their metal circus to the States after touring in Europe last year; the group have also registered a Facebook page, which you can check out here. [Metallica’s Official Site]

  • Amy Winehouse has reportedly recorded music with Cee Lo after the pair got together recently in St. Lucia, where Cee Lo was vacationing. “She and Cee Lo just clicked and he said he wouldn’t leave the island until the track was done,” said a source close to Winehouse. Winehouse’s follow-up to Back to Black is also reportedly finished and in the hands of her record label. [Daily Star]

  • The Dismemberment Plan sat down with NPR to talk about their reunion tour, their original decision to breakup, and their interim day jobs. [NPR]

  • Robert Plant is recording the first-ever album of original material with his side-project Band of Joy. (The group’s 2010 album was a collection of covers including songs by Townes Van Zandt and Richard Thompson.) “We have to write songs now,” Plant said of the group, which features singer Patty Griffin and guitarist Buddy Miller. “It’s all very well celebrating other people’s songwriting…but we’ve got to be heading that way soon.” [Blabbermouth]

  • Animal Collective will play a short four-date California tour before their April 16 slot at Coachella, including dates in out-of-the-way towns like Arcata and Red Way. Deakin, who sat our for their last tour behind Merriweather Post Pavilion, has also rejoined the group. [Pitchfork]